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How Can I Share, Calendars and Contacts documents?

MF/PL members have access to our shared ownCloud server at https://share.mayfirst.org/.

Through share.mayfirst.org, you can:

  • Share files with your co-workers or friends via a folder on your computer or android or iphone. Easy to use! Just copy the file to the folder and it is automatically shared with everyone who you have provided access to that folder.
  • Collaboratively edit files using a web browser that are automatically saved as LibreOffice documents.
  • Store up to 5GB (ask us for more space if you need it)
  • Synchronize/backup your phone contacts and calendar to a trusted server (no need to send your contact list to Google)

You can get started right away by going to https://share.mayfirst.org/ and entering your MF/PL username (you can use any valid username - your email login, SFTP login, control panel login, etc).

In the top left menu, select Files to upload a file, enable a file to shared with others, or made available for public download.

If it is a LibreOffice or OpenOffice document, you can click the "Edit" link to edit it within your browser. From the edit document screen, you can click "share" to generate a link that will allow it to be shared publicly in a way that allows anyone on the Internet to edit it collaboratively.

How do I synchronize with my desktop computer?

Synchronizing files

First, download the ownCloud program for your operating system:

http://owncloud.org/sync-clients/

You will be prompted to pick a folder on your own computer to store your files.

Then, you will be prompted to enter the server address for your owncloud installation, which is:

https://share.mayfirst.org/

Then you will need to enter your username and password. That's it!

Synchronizing your calendar

The most well-tested application for syncing with your Calendar is the Lightning extension to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Using Lightning:

Sharing calendar with other users

Click on the share calendar icon , this is the first icon to the right of your calendar's name. Begin typing the name of any user you would like to share this calendar with in the field below. Matching names will appear in a list below the field. Click on the name in the list that matches. You can edit additional options allowing or restricting that user's ability to share this calendar with others, edit the calendar as well as create, delete or update calendar items.

Repeat this process for each user with you would like to share this calendar. The new calendar will appear within their account.

How do I synchronize with my mobile phone?

Synchronizing Files

You can download either the android app or the iPhone app. You'll be asked the same questions as the ones above.

Wait!! This apps costs money! The android app does cost $.99 from the Googe Store, however, it is free/open source (available on github). Your $.99 goes to help the developers continue to build free and open source software for the world. If you really can't afford the $.99 you can install fdroid (a alternative repository for android apps) and install it at no cost.

What about synchronizing my contacts and calendar?

On androids, first install install fdroid. Then, using f-droid, install DavDroid.

You'll need to create separate sync accounts for your contacts and your calendar.

When entering the server address, use:

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